Annie Tayler

Annie Tayler

How and when did you start doing CrossFit?
I had started hearing about it from friends, and then when I was living in Madrid, a box opened up just a few streets over from my apartment, so I decided to give it a try. I loved it! Having never really lifted weights before, it was a nice change from my old routine. I immediately liked how the focus was not on getting skinny, but being strong and fit- it helped me adapt a much healthier attitude towards diet and exercise.

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Family? Job? Hobbies?
I am in the middle of two brothers, and am an aunt to an amazing niece and two adorable nephews. I taught kindergarten in Prague, CZ for two years, and that’s where I got my fur-baby, Rooney, a German Shepherd mix. I also taught English for four years in Spain. I currently am a bilingual K/1 teacher in McHenry. I also work part-time at the Gap. During the summer I love to read and listen to music, or go to festivals.

Favorite WOD and Favorite Movement?
Cleans, so my favorite WOD is probably Grace.

Least favorite WOD and least favorite movement?
Least favorite WOD is Karen, and least favorite movement is a three-way tie between thrusters, burpees and wall balls.

Your Favorite junk food?
Pizza – there are just so many options!

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three items would you want with you?
A knife, a solar powered radio, and my dog
Describe yourself in one word?
Motivated

If you could create a WOD, what would it look like?
It would consist of low reps of a few different movements, and involve heavy deadlifts, cleans or squats.

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